Analyzing the Nevada Gaming Commission’s New Cybersecurity Rules

In recent months, cybersecurity has become arguably the most important and most talked about topic in all of gaming. The Nevada Gaming Commission enacted new regulations surrounding the issue that went into effect this year, and Lewis Roca attorneys Glenn Light, Patrick Emerson McCormick and Karl Rutledge recently broke down the ins and outs of the rules and how operators should interpret and implement them.

An Atlantic City Story Not to Be Repeated

Atlantic City has certainly been the subject of a good number of jokes over the years, most recently in connection with the reckless spending of George Santos. However, as industry veteran Michael Pollock (l.) notes, past mistakes can be avoided and corrected, so long as they are heeded and acknowledged.

Last-Minute Gaming Bill Delays Halt Progress in Brazil

For weeks now, Brazil’s lawmakers have slowly made progress in crafting legislation that would regulate sports betting and iGaming. However, things have come to a halt thanks to a pair of vote delays that could push the matter into next year.

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PH Resorts Still Seeking Cebu Investors

Philippines gaming firm PH Resorts Group Holdings continues to pursue investors to get a stalled Cebu integrated resort (l.) off the ground. The company is in “substantive discussions” with potential new resources.

U.K.’s Land-Based Casino Sector Grows by More than 20 Percent

The land-based casino industry in the U.K. grew by more than 20 percent in 2023. The growth shows that the sector has finally reached and surpassed revenue achieved before the Covid-19 pandemic. Brick-and-mortar gaming increased its market share from 35 percent to 41 percent this year.

Florida Responds to the Sports Betting Challenge

The state of Florida says West Flagler and Associates waited too long to file a suit challenging the state compact with the Seminoles over sports betting. Attorney General Ashley Moody threw in that sports betting is not casino gaming.

Senecas, Hochul Extend Compact Through March

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (r.) announced that the state and the Seneca Nation have signed a temporary extension of the tribe’s gaming compact, which was set to expire December 9.

Playtech Offer to Acquire 888 Rebuffed

A Sunday Times report has revealed Playtech had significant interest in the acquisition of William Hill’s parent company and global operator, 888, but was turned down by the company.

GGB PODCAST CLASSIC: Earle G. Hall and Nimish Purohit, Chairman and Vice Chairman, IGSA

The International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) has become a staple in the international gaming community, thanks in large part to its steadfast leadership and dedication to excellence. Now, with such leaders in place like Chairman Earle G. Hall (l.) and Vice Chairman Nimish Purohit (r.), the future looks as bright as ever, both for the IGSA and the industry at large.

GGB Podcast sponsored by IGT.


Authorities Raid Illegal Thai Casino

On November 29, Thai police raided an illegal casino operating over two floors of a hotel in Nonthaburi Province. Of 49 people arrested, 26 were reportedly Chinese nationals.

Pre-Construction Underway at MGM Osaka Site

Site preparation has begun at the site of a planned integrated resort on Yumeshima Island in Osaka, Japan. The $8.6 billion IR, a project of MGM Resorts International and Orix. Corp., will include Japan’s first casino.

Philippines Work to Improve AML Controls

The Philippines’ Anti-Money Laundering Counsel continues its work to be removed from the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force. The global watchdog says the jurisdiction must exert greater control over junkets.


France’s Black Market Gambling Estimated at €1.5 Billion

One in ten French gamblers are betting at unlicensed and illegal websites, often on websites based in Curaçao, a Caribbean country. France’s gambling regulator l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has begun cracking down on the scofflaws and has identified 510 illegal sites.

Study: Minorities With Problem Gambling Linked to Discrimination

A study paid for by GambleAware found a definite link between minorities addicted to gambling and those who have been discriminated against or experienced racism. It found that minorities with addiction were 50 percent more likely to have experienced such discrimination.


India’s Delta Corp ‘Defers’ IR in Goa

Delta Corp Ltd., the largest casino operator in India, has announced it has “deferred” an integrated resort in Goa. Instead it has decided to invest in the real estate company Peninsula Land Ltd (PLL) for $12 million. The two companies plan to partner in buying real estate in Mumbai and Goa.



Strike Ends At Third Detroit Casino

About 1,700 union workers at MGM Grand Detroit (l.) ratified a new 5-year contract on December 2, ending a 47-day strike. Workers at Hollywood Casino at Greektown and MotorCity ratified new contracts on November 19.

Mavericks Sale Spurs Texas Expanded Gambling Talk

Las Vegas Sands’ owners’ purchase of a majority stake in Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks has Texans speculating about expanded gambling legislation. But Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (l.) said the votes aren’t there.

Ohio Debuts Free Online Gambling Software

Problem gamblers can block online and mobile gaming sites using free software available from Time Out Ohio, the Ohio Lottery’s responsible gambling arm. Ohio is the first state in the U.S. to offer the award-winning software.


Oklahoma Tribes Oppose Stitt’s Sports Betting Proposal

Casino-operating tribes in Oklahoma want to offer sports betting but not under Governor Kevin Stitt’s (l.) plan, which would include an initial $500,000 licensing fee, a 20 percent tax on online wagering and 15 percent tax on retail wagering.



MGM Announces Leadership Changes

MGM Resorts International has announced changes to top leadership for its resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and for the Borgata in Atlantic City.

Maloney Will Lead AGA Strategic Communications

Joe Maloney (l.) has been named senior vice president, strategic communications for the American Gaming Association. Previously, Maloney held a similar position with the Washington Commanders National Football League team.

SJM Resorts Appoints Toh as New COO

Macau gaming concessionaire SJM Resorts has elevated former chief financial officer Ben Toh Hup Hock (l.) to the rank of chief operating officer. The former Sands China executive joined SJM in 2020.

BMM Names Mason to Head Tribal Services

BMM Testlabs has named Sean Mason (l.) as its new senior director of tribal services, in which he will help tribal gaming organizations with compliance and regulatory issues.


IGT Recognized as a Top Employer

IGT has been recognized by the Employers Institute as a Top Employer for the U.S., Canada and Italy for the company’s excellence in people practices.




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